Thursday, November 20, 2008

Saying Goodbye

Unfortunately, tonight I must say goodbye to one of my family pets. I actually said my goodbye yesterday while visiting my mom. Although I didn't know it would be a final farewell I said goodbye, kissed her and told her I loved her because I knew she was sick and didn't know if she would make it until I returned from Kansas- and now I know she won't. Holly has been a part of our family since her birth almost 15 years ago. My father and I helped with her delivery. Her mother (Chiquita) passed at the tender age of eight and her father (Buster) died last September right before Eliza was born. She is a wonderful dog with a great spirit. She loved to play more than any dog I have ever known. Unfortunately, she is very old and sick with a mass in her stomach. She has been unwell for quite a while and is suffering. My heart is breaking for her as it has each and every time I have had to say good bye to a family pet. She lived a very good life. My dad is the best pet owner I know and he loves her dearly. She will be terribly missed. I am hoping to post a picture of her tomorrow.





11 comments:

Steph said...

I am sorry about your loss... :(

Anna said...

I know how that goes and completely understand how you feel. October of last year we had to put 2 out of our 3 family dogs down. During the beginning of last October we discovered that one of our dogs had cancer, so we had to put her down. A few weeks later we decided one of our other dogs would never make it through another Midwest winter with her arthritis as bad as it was, so we decided to put her down, too. Two dogs in one month was hard, but thankfully our third dog is still alive and well.

Rebecka said...

I'm so sorry. It's horrible when animals are sick. I hate to see them suffer. I'm such an animal lover.

Dana said...

I am so sorry dan!!!! I know how hard it is and I wish i could make you feel better!!! i'm hear if you need anything!!!

PS- it's wierd that the word verification was dogie!!!!

Tracy said...

I'm so sorry. Even though she is sick it is still hard to say goodbye.

PletcherFamily said...

I am so sorry about your family pet. I am sure it is very hard to say goodbye to a loyal family member you have had so long.

Amanda-The Family News! said...

Oh I am SO sorry. I am a HUGE animal lover so I know how tough this is for you!!!

Andrea said...

Awww...it is SO hard to say goodbye to a dearly loved family pet. I know I ALWAYS cried and was so upset when one of my precious pets died!!

MoziEsmé said...

I'm so sorry! I hate animal goodbyes...

La Mama Naturale' said...

Awww...losing a pet is just as hard as losing someone close to you! At least you know she's in doggie heaven. :)

Christy said...

I am so sorry friend. I have a dog with a tumor on her head, which the vet thinks is cancer. It stinks.